Forensic Expert | Nicolaus Faino

Nicolaus Faino


Mechanical Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Product Liability
Commercial + Residential Appliances
Fire + Explosion Investigation
HVAC, Plumbing + Piping
Manufacturing Consulting
Premises Liability Investigations
Appliance Fire + Failure Investigation
Premises Liability / Personal Injury
Building Damage Assessment, Construction Defect + Remediation Design

Nicolaus Faino is a Mechanical Engineer who specializes in laboratory and field analysis of materials and mechanical systems. Mr. Faino uses his knowledge of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, materials and mechanical engineering in conducting material and product failure analysis. His experience includes high temperature systems, ceramic engineering and processing, CFD and FEA modeling, safety protocols and experimental apparatus design and fabrication. His industry and research background includes renewable energy applications, advanced aerospace energy system development, hydrogen and oxygen system design, novel alternative energy systems research and ceramics processing for fuel cell applications. Mr. Faino investigates residential and commercial plumbing, piping and appliance failures related to water loss damage and construction defects. He is also experienced in applying 3D laser scanning techniques for scene preservation, computational stress modeling, and dimensional analysis; and he is an operator of the FARO 3D laser scanner. Mr. Faino provides technical support, litigation support and expert analyses to law firms, insurance companies and the industry.

Education / Certifications
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • Registered PE: WA
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI

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